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On Tuesday, Virginia residents will vote for leadership

Analyst Larry Sabato dissects the political races ahead of the primary.

Monday - 06/09/2014, 05:26am EDT

Tags: Kathy Stewart, Eric Cantor, Jim Moran, Larry Sabato, Don Beyer

Va. General Assembly could decide AG race

The attorney general's race in Virginia is not officially over and most likely it'll be headed for a recount. But regardless of the recount results, the race could end up being decided by the state's General Assembly.

Saturday - 11/16/2013, 08:19am EST

Tags: Virginia attorney general, Virginia General Assembly, Larry Sabato, Mark Herring, Mark Obenshain, Kathy Stewart

Sabato: JFK assasination investigation relied on faulty evidence

Decades after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a Virginia politics expert says he has uncovered new evidence that disproves the official number of shots fired that fateful day in Dallas.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 05:37pm EDT

Tags: University of Virginia, John F. Kennedy, Center for Politics, Larry Sabato, audio, Kristi King, assassination

Race for governor could be most of expensive ever

With six weeks until the election, the candidates for governor of Virginia have raised almost $30 million.

Monday - 09/23/2013, 04:40pm EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Terry McAuliffe, Ken Cuccinelli, Larry Sabato, Steve Farnsworth

Plea in chef case could tighten race for Va. governor

There's just a few weeks to go in the campaign for governor in Virginia and every new poll and revelation could have a dramatic impact, including the conclusion of a criminal case involving the current governor's ex-chef.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 12:29pm EDT

Tags: virginia governor race, Larry Sabato, Robert Sarvis, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, gift and loan scandal, poll, Todd Schneider, Executive Mansion chef, Hank Silverberg

TV ad campaigns heat up in race for Va. governor

With the Labor Day holiday behind them, expect the two candidates for Virginia governor and their supporters and opponents to unleash a tidal wave of advertising.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 02:04pm EDT

Tags: virginia governor race, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Larry Sabato, Emerson College, Hank Silverberg, Thomas Haynesworth, political advertising

Analyst: Scratch Bob McDonnell off presidential candidate list

"You can scratch potential presidential candidate right off the list. Bob McDonnell is not going to be running for president, at least not seriously," Larry Sabato, director of, University of Virginia Center for Politics, told WTOP Tuesday.

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 10:23am EDT

Tags: Bob McDonnell, Larry Sabato, University of Virginia, virginia governor race

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'Apolitical' Sen. Jim Webb set to leave office

Many who come to the nation's capital as a congressman or senator become so taken with their newfound status and occupation that they do everything they can just to stay in power.

Monday - 12/31/2012, 10:59am EST

Tags: Jim Webb, Larry Sabato

Debate likely to have most impact in Colorado

Larry Sabato, Director, Center for Politics at the University of Virginia

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 10:57am EDT

Tags: Larry Sabato, presidential debates, UVa. Center for Politics, Tim Kaine, George Allen

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